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It’s Patrick Vieira’s birthday

The list of the 270+ videos we have gathered commemorating events on individual days are to be found via this link.   We are also developing our video collection series in which we are gathering together the best videos we have against each club we have played in recent years – and adding some new ones to the list as we go.   Here is the list of clubs covered so far…

Today’s Arsenal anniversaries are published below.  We don’t have a video for this day but another collection from a particular club will go up shortly.

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100 Years in the First Division: the absolute complete story of Arsenal’s promotion in 1919.

And here are … the anniversaries

 

23 June 1914: The RAF was established.

23 June 1953: Alf Haynes died.  He played 29 games as a centre half under Herbert Chapman.  Later he ran a newsagents in Oxford and wrote a sports column for the local newspaper and kept his connections with Arsenal under Tom Whittaker, acting as a scout.

23 June 1971: Ex Arsenal man Jimmy Bloomfield became manager of Leicester.  After that he went to Orient, and led them to an FA Cup semi-final and later managed Luton, before his tragically early death from cancer.

23 June 1976: Patrick Vieira born in Dakar, Senegal.  Qualifying for French citizenship he played for Cannes, and made two appearances for Milan before they unexpectedly released him, and Mr Wenger bought him, while he was still managing in Japan.  On 11 June 2018, Vieira was appointed as the manager of OGC Nice.  On 4 December 2020, OGC Nice announced Patrick Vieira was no longer the manager of the club after a run of 5 losses in a row in all competition and elimination from the group stage of the Europa League.

23 June 1976: Terry Neill resigned as Tottenham manager.  He had lasted 2 years.  At the time such an early departure at Tottenham was unusual, but since then only four of the club’s 25 subsequent managers have lasted longer.  See also here

23 June 1953: Death of Alf Haynes.  After ending his playing career he had become a scout and had among other things recommended Cliff Holton to Arsenal.

23 June 1955: David Price born in Surrey.  He joined Arsenal in 1970 and made his first team début aged 17 in an end-of-season game against Leeds.  His career ended aged 28 because of an injury after which he became a taxi driver.

23 June 2016: After rumours that Arsenal had tried to sign Vardy from Leicester the club and player admitted that he already had signed a new contract.  The clear implication was that the whole scenario had been set up by newspapers anxious to distract Arsenal and make Arsenal fans angry at another “failed” bid.

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